Greg Van Avermaet ready to lead CCC Team in Hammer Limburg
Jun 06 2019 02:11 am CET

Greg Van Avermaet ready to lead CCC Team in Hammer Limburg
Greg Van Avermaet ready to lead CCC Team in Hammer Limburg
Greg Van Avermaet © Mary Cárdenas / CyclingPub.com

Greg Van Avermaet is set to start the second part of his season in Hammer Limburg. The Belgian will headline CCC Team in the Dutch competition.

The rider already started in this race in 2018 and will return this year as part of his preparation for the Tour de France. "It will be good to get back into racing, after a few weeks off, at Hammer Limburg," he explained.

"It definitely won't be a chance to ease into things though as the racing is intense and really aggressive. As soon as the flag drops, it's one attack after another so this will be a good chance to see how my form is, and hopefully, get a good result as a team. I think we have a good group of riders and will work well together to score as many points as possible across the three days of racing."

The team starts with renewed motivation in the second leg of the Hammer Series after Stavanger. "After winning the Hammer Chase in Norway, we are motivated to line up at Hammer Limburg and hopefully, come away with another win," said sports director Marco Pinotti. "We have a strong team especially for the Hammer Sprint and Hammer Chase.

"We are hoping to score a lot of points in the Sprint with Jakub Mareczko, who will have the support of our four Belgians, Greg Van Avermaet, Nathan Van Hooydonck, Gijs Van Hoecke, and Guillaume Van Keirsbulck. For the Hammer Climb, Simon Geschke will replace Mareczko and I think between Simon and Greg, we can be aggressive and score some points on the tough course.

"As we saw in Stavanger when ?ukasz Wi?niowski was in the breakaway in the Hammer Sprint, if you get in the right move you can score a lot of points and it can be difficult for the peloton to bring you back. It's intense racing from start to finish and I think we have a strong and diverse team to tackle all three disciplines. The Hammer Chase will be another goal for us so we want to try and win the stage like last week and end the weekend on a high."

CCC Team's roster for Hammer Limburg (7th to 9th of June):

Simon Geschke
Jakub Mareczko
Greg Van Avermaet
Gijs Van Hoecke
Nathan Van Hooydonck
Guillaume Van Keirsbulck




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